In his opening address at the Global Forum on Public Governance, OECD's Gurría underlined that building a stronger global economy means building a cleaner global economy.
Productivity measurement and analysis are the main topics addressed in this book, which brings together contributions presented and discussed in two international workshops organized by the Statistics Directorate and the Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry (DSTI) of the OECD. The first workshop was organised jointly by the OECD with Fundaccion BBVA and the Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas and held in Madrid in October 2005, and the second one was organized jointly by the OECD and the Swiss Federal Statistical Office and the State Secretary for Economic Affairs of Switzerland and held in Bern in October 2006. The two workshops brought together representatives of statistical offices, central banks and other branches of government in OECD countries that are engaged in the analysis and the measurement of productivity developments at aggregate and industry levels.
In the midst of the deepest and most synchronised recession in our lifetimes, OECD's Gurría encourages a policy response which addresses the social impact of the crisis and repairs the financial system.
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How effective are the stimulus packages introduced by OECD countries? This report examines up-to-date data on the stimulus packages introduced by OECD countries and major emerging economies. It includes recommendations on how packages could help achieve both short and long-term economic, social and environmental benefits, including low-carbon growth.
In his speech delivered at the China Development Forum, Mr. Gurría described the OECD strategic response to the crisis. Stronger means making our economies more resilient and able to deliver durable benefits in terms of material well-being. Cleaner is not only in the sense of environmentally sustainable, but also addressing the “darker” side of globalisation, issues like money laundering, corruption and tax evasion that impede us from
OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría has warned of a “crisis of globalisation” if governments succumb to protectionist pressures. Speaking to the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris, he said emergency stimulus measures taken by governments during the crisis needed to be carefully conceived and monitored to preserve the long-term strength of the economy.
In der gegenwärtigen Wirtschaftskrise sollten Regierungen Notmaßnahmen mit wichtigen Strukturreformen verbinden. Dies würde langfristiges Wachstum sichern und die Volkswirtschaften widerstandsfähiger machen, so die jüngste Ausgabe der OECD-Studie Going for Growth, die am Dienstag in Paris vorgestellt wurde.
The current crisis offers governments the opportunity to combine emergency action with the important structural reforms needed to improve long-term growth and resilience in their economies, according to the OECD Secretary-General.